BSBI Code of Conduct
Download your free copy of the BSBI Code of Conduct 2017. It's aimed at botanists, ecologists, foragers, consultants and anyone who loves wildflowers. The Code sets out sets out best practice in the field and provides you with the latest guidance about which plants you can and can't pick, even with landowner permission (including all plants on prohibited lists such as Schedule 8), and introduces you to the rule of 1 in 20. More about the Code here.
Illustrations of alien plants
If you are trying to find illustrations of a particular alien plant species, but aren't quite sure where to look, the Index on our Illustrations of Alien Plants page should prove useful. There is an alphabetical listing of more than 2000 taxa with common names, an interactive references list and a search facility to help you find what you need.
The Index was produced by David Pearman and Gwynn Ellis, to whom we offer our thanks.
Data entry guidance
BSBI's draft data entry guidance provides accessible and practical guidelines for formatting botanical records. The notes are intended to cover both structured recording software such as MapMate and data sets compiled as spreadsheets or text files.
Taxon lists and more...
For taxon lists and spreadsheets, e.g. BSBI's list of accepted plant names, Stace 4 name changes, updates based on Stace ed.3, and websites such as IPNI, please head over to our new Taxon Lists page.
County Floras & Rare Plant Registers
A list of county Floras has been compiled by David Pearman. You can download the coversheet and the Excel spreadsheet (updated February 2019). The information on the Excel spreadsheet is also available on our new County Floras webpage.